Impact assessment

Abolition of Hearing Aid Council and transfer of responsibilities to Health Professions Council: impact assessment

This publication was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

Assesses the impact of abolishing the Hearing Aid Council (HAC) and transfer its responsibilities to Health Professions Council.

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This document assesses the impact of abolishing the Hearing Aid Council (HAC) and transfer its responsibilities to Health Professions Council.

The Hampton Report on Regulatory Inspections and Enforcement recommended in 2005 that the overall number of regulating authorities be rationalised. As part of its recommendations, it called for the merger of the HAC with a new body, the Consumer and Trading Standards Agency (CTSA), by April 2009.